jesus malverde is not a saint

Medium: monotype mixed media
Plate/Image Size: 12x9
Edition Size: unique
Paper: acid free drawing paper  9x12
Ink: acrylic
unique monotype
with graphite
Artist's Comments:
My surroundings influence my work greatly; there are daily reminders of ongoing drug and immigration violence. Not a single day goes by without a drug, cash or gun shipment, large or small is seized in my locality. Regularly Immigrants are caught trying to illegally enter the country. In addition there are stories of Mexican Nationals and foreigners being kidnapped held for ransoming or sold into the illegal sex trade. Recently I have been making work that addresses what disturbs me. And that is the glamorization of illegal prostitution and the drug trade.